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Accidental Discovery Produces Durable New Blue Pigment for Multiple Applications
November 16, 2009
An accidental discovery in a laboratory at Oregon State University has apparently solved a quest that, over thousands of years, has absorbed the energies of ancient Egyptians, the Han dynasty in China, Mayan cultures and more--the creation of a near-perfect blue pigment.
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